SynoLockers ransomware urge 5500 victims to pay – or their data is gone

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The cybercriminals behind the SynoLocker ransomware, which secretly encrypts data on Synology NAS devices, urge their victims to pay soon.

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If you can afford to lose the data, never ever pay up. I doubt most people have insanely important data on those things.

Assuming the Bitcoin address shown in the previous news post was the only Bitcoin address used in this ransomware, it appears that they received a total of four 0.0001 BTC transactions, earning them about 15c based on the current BTC value of €383.79 / Bitcoin.

Unlike the Windows based ransomware where the PC’s data may be the only copy most people have, I think it was pointless targeting users of NAS devices. Home users with a NAS mainly use it for sharing music and video across their network, such as with a home theatre PC, network media player, etc. Losing a terabyte of movies/music will just mean an inconvenience of having to download it all again. As for businesses, running a NAS without daily backups does not make sense. Even if this ransomware did not strike, they will just as likely lose their data some other way such as with a hard disk failure, flood damage or even a PC based ransomware that attacks network shares.

[QUOTE=Seán;2734151]Assuming the Bitcoin address shown in the previous news post was the only Bitcoin address used in this ransomware, it appears that they received a total of four 0.0001 BTC transactions, earning them about 15c based on the current BTC value of €383.79 / Bitcoin.[/QUOTE] There are several posts on the Synology forum in the SynoLocker thread where people claim to have paid the ransom.

I have a Synology device but it was not infected.